Outdoor Halloween Costume Parade
Saturday, October 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for an OUTDOOR costume parade on October 30th at 1:30pm! We will meet outside of the Central (yellow) building to start. Residents will be packing goodie bags to give out to the kids that attend! Since this will be outdoors, please dress accordingly.
Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic festival. The origins of Halloween date back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on October 31 on the eve of their new year, according to the History Channel. The Celts believed that the dead returned to earth that night, and so they lit bonfires and donned costumes to ward off the ghosts.
According to the History Channel, the name Jack-o’-Lantern is rooted in an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack who fooled the devil and in turn, was forced to walk the Earth with only burning coal in a hollowed turnip to light his way. The Irish began to call him “Jack of the Lantern,” and then just “Jack-o’-Lantern”.
Trick-or-treating was inspired by the medieval English tradition of “souling,” which involved children going door-to-door on All Souls Day, offering prayers for residents’ deceased loved ones in exchange for food.
- Saturday, October 30
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm